Category Archives: Resources

2018-2019 Flu Vaccination Coding

The Immunization Action Coalition has put together a helpful guide for influenza vaccination coding for the 2018-2019 flu season.  Doses are starting to be shipped out by the vaccine manufacturers so make sure you are ready to start vaccinating by having the appropriate CPT and Medicare codes in your system!

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Vaccine Confidence Webinar Now Available On-Demand

Sanofi Pasteur hosted a webinar in April entitled Vaccine Confidence: The Key to Communicating with Parents and Patients.  A recording of the webinar, which was attended by over 600 medical professionals, is now available to you on-demand.  Speakers include Gary S. Marshall, MD from the University of Louisville School of Medicine and Carole H. Moloney, RN, MSN, CPNP from Boston Medical Center.

Simply go to http://vacadvwebcast2017.prihcs.com to register.

Tools to Improve Flu Literacy!

Customizeable resources to help improve flu literacy in your patient population are now available through Sanofi Pasteur.  You can choose between a pediatric version and an adult version, depending on the patients you see in your practice.  You can also add your practice logo and contact information so your patients know who to contact with questions or to schedule their flu shot!

For more information or to customize this resource for your practice, contact your local Sanofi Pasteur representative or the CPP Office at cpp@nationwidechildrens.org.

 

 

In light of recent hurricanes, have you taken the time to review your practice emergency vaccine storage and handling plan recently?

Vaccines are expensive so having a plan to consult when an emergency presents itself is essential.

*Review your plan to update it and maintain familiarity with the plan.
*All staff should know how to find the emergency plan.
*At least 2 practice leaders should organize the emergency response and completely understand the steps of the emergency plan.
*It should be clear where the vaccine will go in case storage units are no longer operational.
*Transport storage units should be kept in a easy to find place, preferably close to the vaccine refrigerators.
*Make sure to consult the vaccine manufacturers and your VFC representative during and after the process.

Influenza Vaccine Coding and Billing Program

You have the opportunity to participate in a new, timely educational program: “Cracking the Codes: Coding and Billing for Vaccinations with Fluzone®”

This complimentary, updated program provides a comprehensive review of correct coding for Fluzone vaccine presentations and entitled payment for the 2017-2018 influenza season.  Influenza vaccine billing is complicated and seasonal, and you should annually see that you are coding and billing correctly. There are 25 codes for influenza vaccines, so it can be confusing. Additionally, the AMA recently changed how dosage is expressed in influenza vaccine CPT descriptions. You need to be aware of these changes.

You can join a live webinar followed by a question-and-answer session with a coding expert, or you may view the program’s on line modules, on-demand, at your convenience, 24/7.

LIVE WEBINAR EVENT DATES Eastern Time
Tuesday, August 8, 2017 1:00 PM
Thursday, August 10, 2017 12:00 PM
Wednesday, August 16, 2017 3:00 PM
Tuesday, August 29, 2017 2:00 PM
Wednesday, August 30, 2017  12:00 PM
Thursday, September 14, 2017 3:00 PM

To get more information about and register for this event, please click on the link below:
http://www.crackingthecodestraining.com/.